ARTIST INTERVIEW: Laurence and Brian of Les Aperizes
Laurence and Brian, the artists behind Les Aperizes, love to make things from scratch using natural ingredients that speak to them and summon that which cannot be found in their waking life. Born in late 70s California and early 80s Paris, they hold degrees in Fashion Design from Studio Bercot, and in Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, and have studied photography at Brooks Institute. They have photographed for Sub Pop, Geffen, Epic Records, and T magazine; designed for Ralph Lauren’s RRL, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, and Christophe Lemaire at Lacoste; played in New York experimental rock band Psychic Ills; and founded their own clothing label, which has sold internationally at stores such as Ikram, Isetan, Harvey Nichols, and Barney’s New York. You can also find them every Sunday at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, where they sell fresh chocolate and plant-based Californian delicacies handmade with organic sun-cooked vegan ingredients. They will soon be launching a virtual mini-mart carrying all the items they enjoy making. For their first time at the Echo Park Craft Fair, Les Aperizes will be bringing fresh dark chocolate, handmade with organic sun-cooked and farm fresh ingredients. They will also showcase their textile line, featuring white shirts cut in organic 2-ply Swiss cotton, nature friendly floral silk printed blouses with matching medicine satchels and wallets, and their interpretation of the most versatile pants.